Information Literacy and Everyday Life

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to radically refine people’s information experiences. The study, Risk and Resilience in Redefined Information Environments, which is being carried out by Professor Annemaree Lloyd and Dr Alison Hicks at UCL’s Department of Information Science, investigates how information literacy practices and literacies of information help people to mitigate risk and develop resilience during a time of upheaval. […]

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Sarah Smyth is an Assistant Librarian at Ulster University, supporting staff, students and researchers across Ulster University Business School. In this case study she shares her experience of leading subject-based support sessions remotely, using a variety of media. What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? Since lockdown, I have been leading subject-based support sessions […]


Lesley English is the Faculty Librarian (Teaching and Learning) at Lancaster University. In this case study she shares her experience of delivering student MSc Dissertation Writing workshops online using MS Teams. Twitter: @LUni_lesley   What sort of information literacy sessions have you run during the last few months? I have delivered MSc Dissertation writing workshops. These workshops are developed and delivered […]

Publicity for UN's Pause campaign

The United Nations will mark World Social Media Day 2020 on June 30th by launching a new campaign to tackle misinformation and fake news called “Pause – Take care before you share”. The campaign’s pre-publicity emphasises the topical importance of addressing this issue: “We are in a moment of global reckoning, from the pandemic sweeping across the globe to worldwide […]

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Eleanor Barker and Veronica Phillips work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. In this case study they share their experience of translating their face-to-face critical appraisal teaching to an online learning environment.     Where are you both based and what are your roles? We both work for the Medical Library at the University of Cambridge. Our […]

We’re pleased to announce that there is new and improved content on our Public Libraries pages now available on our website here: Public Libraries The Information Literary website offers pages on a wide variety of libraries in different sectors, authored by those working across our varying profession. Browse all our information on different types of libraries here: Sectors Happy reading!


Make an impact! Submit your Information Literary project proposal to the Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme. Are you looking to take your information literacy research further? Willing to make a concrete impact over a year in Parliament? Then this blog post might be for you. Following on from previous successful fellowships, the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) is inviting […]

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The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. The full contents of volume 14, issue 1 is listed below: Editorial Scaffolding change – Alison Hicks Peer reviewed articles Training the trainer to embed IL into curricula – Michael Flierl, Rachel Fundator, Jason Reed, Bethany McGowan, Chao […]

Cambridge University Libraries are running an Information Literacy Day on June 25th and as they are doing this virtually would like to extend a warm welcome to colleagues from other institutions to join them for the morning sessions which will be run via Zoom. “We are delighted to have Ruth Carlyle and Jane Secker join us for the morning sessions […]

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In this guest post, Hossam Kassem from the Open University (OU) presents the first in a series of case studies compiled by Jane Secker and Sarah Pavey from the CILIP Information Literacy Group to illustrate how different institutions have shifted their information literacy teaching online as part of the response to the COIVD-19 pandemic.  What is your name?  Hossam Kassem […]